April 29th 2021FieldTurf Coming to Bank of America Stadium for Carolina Panthers & Charlotte FCBack to ListTepper Sports & Entertainment officials have announced that the existing surface at Bank of America Stadium will be converted to FieldTurf over the summer to be ready for the start of the upcoming National Football League season. Bank of America Stadium, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is home to both the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Charlotte FC (MLS). The facility also serves as a venue for an expanding calendar of events. “We’re excited to partner with FieldTurf.” said Mark Hart, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tepper Sports & Entertainment, “With the arrival of Charlotte FC in 2022, Bank of America Stadium will be home to two professional sports teams and there is a need to convert to a surface that provides consistency for the athletes. The surface also offers versatility, durability and resiliency, and we’re confident that FieldTurf’s Vertex CORE system is the right choice for the stadium.” The new artificial turf field at Bank of America Stadium will feature FieldTurf’s leading Vertex CORE system with CoolPlay infill, the company’s renowned cooling technology. Vertex CORE was designed to deliver the perfect combination of performance and beauty. Equipped with two legendary FieldTurf fibers, the Classic HD slit-film fiber and the CORE monofilament super fiber, the system delivers leading agility, durability and aesthetics. Vertex CORE is a demonstration of FieldTurf’s unwavering dedication to quality and strive to Change The Game. The field is planned to meet FIFA Quality Pro, the highest certification, upon completion. FieldTurf also installed the Carolina Panthers’ practice facility in 2019. “FieldTurf is thrilled to be the trusted choice of the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte FC and Bank of America Stadium,” said Eric Daliere, President – Tarkett North America & Tarkett Sports. “Innovation is a key FieldTurf value and an area of passion for us. That commitment has helped launch leading systems like Vertex CORE and CoolPlay, which today are being recognized by a premier organization.” Designed to embody the key characteristics of a pristine natural surface, FieldTurf has developed ideal systems for soccer by ensuring proper ball performance and energy return for players. FieldTurf is a select member of the FIFA Preferred Producer Program, having met the high quality standards required to deliver elite-level pitches worldwide. As of today, FieldTurf has the most FIFA Recommended Pitches in the United States. In the NFL, FieldTurf is the trusted choice of 12 teams. The Panthers, Patriots, Lions, Falcons, Giants, Jets and Seahawks both play and practice on FieldTurf while the Packers, Steelers, Eagles, Buccaneers and Washington practice on FieldTurf. In the MLS, FieldTurf is the trusted choice of 13 clubs. The Charlotte FC, Revolution, Sounders, United and Timbers both play and practice on FieldTurf while Austin FC, DC United, Los Angeles FC, Inter Miami CF, CF Montreal, Nashville SC, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union train on FieldTurf. In the NCAA, over 1500 programs trust FieldTurf of which includes powerhouse football programs Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oregon to name a few. Locally, FieldTurf has installed over 100 installations in the Carolinas of which feature North Carolina State University, Wake Forest University, Furman University, Elon University and others. FieldTurf is a part of Tarkett Sports, a world leader in athletic surfacing, offering a comprehensive portfolio of sports flooring solutions through its brands: FieldTurf, FieldTurf Landscape, Beynon Sports, Renner Sports, GrassMaster and Tarkett Sports Indoor. With a wide range of products including artificial, hybrid and residential turf, running tracks, tennis courts and indoor athletic surfaces, the Tarkett Sports family offers the ultimate surface experience.